Kvorning opens studio in Verkhnyaya Pyshma north of Yekatarinburg in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, per June 2019.
Kvorning opens studio in Verkhnyaya Pyshma north of Yekatarinburg in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, per June 2019.
Kvorning Design and Bright Norway create the winner concept for the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes in Vesterålen in Norway.
Since 1983, Hurtigruten has been an integral part of life in northern Norway, tying cities and communities together, carrying goods and people over the nation’s number one highway: The ocean.
Brynjar Pettersen, Department Director, Vesterålen, Museum Nord, representing project owner Museum Nord and Lina Vibe, Head of Unit, Hurtigruten Museum in Museum Nord and Project Manager, Museum Nord, comment the winner concept –
‘After a thorough and good process we feel convinced that Kvorning/Bright delivered the best exhibition concept for the new Hurtigruten Museum that is planned to open in 2020. We look forward to the co-operation, fully aware that the coming year will be extremely exciting!’
Lind arkitektur and Multiconsult created the winner concept for the new building that will house the new museum.
The turn key exhibition was won in international competition.
The consortium Bright Norway and Kvorning Design & Communication win turnkey exhibition for Museum Hurtigruten, Norway, in international competition.
For more than 100 years, Hurtigruten has been an integral part of life in northern Norway, tying cities and communities together, carrying goods and people over the ocean.
The Museum Hurtigruten is located in Stokmarknes. The city of founder of Hurtigruten, Richard With. The museum is part of Museum Nord.
Kvorning’s summer trip to Skovtårnet and Paradehuset Orangery, Gisselfeld Abbey!
Kvorning Design & Communication creates exhibition for the new Norwegian experience and science centre, The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum. The centre conveys the heritage of jekt shipping and is located in Bodø in north-western Norway.
Arne Kvorning says –
‘Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ beautiful and balanced architecture and Kvorning Design’s interactive exhibition melt fine together. In many ways, the final exhibition looks like the sketch project we developed many years ago. A Gesamtkunstwerk, I am tempted to say – architecture, exhibition, contents and story’.
The Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum opened on 22 June 2019.
Kvorning won the turn key solution in international competition.
Eider duck islands / UNESCO World Heritage. National romanticism. Norwegian coastal history. The climate challenge. Several interesting exhibitions by Kvorning Design & Communication opening in Norway this week – one opened in May!
13 June: Vega UNESCO World Heritage Center, Vega – main exhibition
15 June: Sorenskrivergården, Nes in Hallingdal – exhibition concept about romanticist painter Hans Gude
22 June: Norwegian Jekt-Trade Museum, Bodø – sketch and main project for national experience and knowledge center (photo)
Last month – 7 May – Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, opened ‘Climate for change’ – permanent exhibition
All exhibitions were won in international competition.
Kvorning Design & Communication looks forward to delivering a keynote speech and be part of the panel at the XXI Festival ‘INTERMUSEUM ‘19’, on May 30-June 2, at ‘Manege’ in Moscow. Theme being ‘Professionals’ Dialogue’.
The Ministry of Culture of The Russian Federation is founder and organizer of ‘INTERMUSEUM’; the international festival of museums.
‘Ready steady go! – an exhibition for body and mind’, opens at Malmö Museums in Sweden. The temporary exhibition offers loads of exciting activities focusing on physical challenges and interactivity.
Kvorning Design & Communication created the concept and the museum did the production. ‘Ready steady go!’ will be open until 29 September 2019.
Kvorning Design & Communication and Norwegian Bright Group have created THE SALMON EYE. A concept for a world-class off shore salmon farm visitor center for Eide Fjordbruk, Norway. 650 sqm of interactive exhibition area that envisions global attention to aquaculture.
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger opens ‘Climate for Change’. A new exhibition about the global energy and climate challenge.
Kvorning has developed and elaborated the 120 sqm permanent exhibition in dialogue with the norwegian museum. The exhibition offers both analogue and digital media and was won in an invited ideas competition.
Meet the world famed Dam Trolls in creator Thomas Dam’s workshop from the 1950’ies at its original location in Gjøl, Denmark.
Kvorning Design & Communication transforms Thomas Dam’s 35 square meters workshop in Gjøl, Northern Jutland, Denmark, into The Dam Trolls Museum in co-operation with the museum board. The new museum opens on May 3, 2019.
The cherry blossom at Bispebjerg Cemetery in Copenhagen is famous. Every Spring about 150,000 locals and tourists enjoy the stunning avenue of cherry trees.
Copenhagen Municipality welcomes everybody on OUTPOST – Kvorning’s stylish outdoor displaysystem with a matching banner.
Photo: Kirsten Mousten
A warm welcome to Berit Reutershan, new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication per April 1, 2019. Berit is currently completing her first master semester in Spatial Strategies at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins historical exhibition at Malmö Museer; Southern Sweden’s largest museum. Redesign of 250 sqm permanent exhibition about Malmö region’s history; the Stone Age, The Bronze Age and the Iron Age; 14,000 years in total.
Project Manager Inger V. Melin, Malmö Museer, says –
‘We are looking forward to an exciting, instructive and creative co-operation across Øresund. Not least because Denmark and Sweden share many thousand years of history. Furthermore, we hope our Danish visitors will appreciate the exhibition.’
Opening on 16 November 2019.
Photo: Malmö Museer
Meet Kvorning at ODM’s fair in Fredericia on 5 March 2019.
Kvorning relaunches BUGSYSTEMS.COM; selected design solutions conceptualized by Kvorning Design & Communication for exhibitions over the past years. Visit bugsystem.com for displaysystems, interior, lighting and special design for home, work and urban spaces – product information in both English and Danish available.
Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design & Communication, comments on the relaunch –
”BUGSYSTEMS.COM BY KVORNING have existed for some years but been overshadowed by Kvorning’s exhibition solutions lately. We have, however, created, developed and produced many vivid, super flexible and sustainable products – selected products for home, work and urban spaces, too. By relaunching BUGSYSTEMS.COM, we make the selected products available to more people; including leading Nordic and UK signage and print companies interested in becoming part of Kvorning’s BUGSYSTEMS-dealer network.”
A warm welcome to Ivan Asseev, Historian and Project developer at Kvorning Design & Communication per February 1, 2019. Ivan operates from our branch in St Petersburg, Russia.
Kvorning Design & Communication is appointed to design a temporary exhibition at Malmoe Museer in Southern Sweden while the structure of the experience centre, Planet of Ideas, is under renovation. The theme is health benefits of movement.
In 2013, Kvorning designed and produced Planet of Ideas, Malmoe Museer’s experience centre – a permanent exhibition about our planet.
Photo: Nicolai Perjesi Photography
Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums+Heritage Show 2019 – stand F6 – at Olympia, London, on 15-16 May 2019!
10 % discount on BUG, BIG BUG, WALL BUG, BIG WALL BUG from BUGSYSTEMS – Kvorning’s display system – if ordered before February 1, 2019.
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Graphic design and print production offered.
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A warm welcome to Lene Ryssel, Traffic Manager at Kvorning Design & Communication per January 1, 2019.
PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts, St Petersborg, Russia, interviews Arne Kvorning about ‘The Dutch House. Dreams of Peter the Great’ – Kvorning’s concept for Peterhof State Museum-Reserve, St Petersburg (December 2018-March 2019).
The temperary exhibition is part of the 3rd St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design arranged by PRO ARTE.
Are you an architecture or design master’s student? And would you like to explore whether installation art, exhibition design and spaces is your thing? Then check this out! Kvorning is looking for interns!
Kvorning Design & Communication in Copenhagen is looking for creative master’s students with a passion for doing competition work and design tasks in Denmark and internationally, in places such as Norway and Russia.
As an intern with Kvorning at Njalsgade 21E on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen you will build lots of valuable experience while carrying out fun and exciting projects! Together, we create magical spaces and moments.
Send us a short description of yourself, examples of visualisations and a few lines on your preferred software and platforms. We work with the Adobe suite, particularly PS. Rhino is a common platform for all our 3D’s. V-Ray is also part of the software package. These skills are essential – and especially Rhino.
Send your application and portfolio to Arne Kvorning: email@example.com by 11 January 2019, and we’ll be in touch!
Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the ODM 2018 Show in Vejle on 13 November 2018.
Visit our stand for a chat about exhibition design!
Based on over 26 years of international experience with museum design and exhibition design Arne Kvorning talks at the IMCC 2018 Conference at Westin Grand Berlin, Germany, focusing on bridging possible gaps between building architects, museum curators and exhibition designers.
Through a selection of cases Arne Kvorning will share his experiences and challenges working with museums and ‘starchitects’.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins turnkey exhibition for the world famed Dam Trolls or Good Luck Trolls.
The museum setting is creator Thomas Dam’s workshop from the 1950s at its original location in Gjøl, close to Aalborg, Denmark.
Since October 2016 the animated movie about the Nordic trolls has been playing in theatres thus peaking the popularity of the charming, now 60-year-old Dam trolls.
A warm welcome to Netta Peltola, Senior Visual Designer at Kvorning Design & Communication per November 1, 2018.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins international competition about turnkey exhibition for The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord; Europe’s only museum of whales and whaling.
Museum Director Dag I. Børresen, The Whaling Museum, says –
Kvorning was chosen as exhibition designer due to the company’s broad experience within turnkey exhibitions. Experience, competences and understanding of the museum needs combined with an attractive concept were important criteria that were met during the tender competition. The Whaling Museum looks forward to co-operating with Kvorning Design & Communication on this new and exciting exhibition.
The Whaling Museum is part of the organisation Vestfoldmuseene IKS.
Arne Kvorning speaks at ‘MUSEUM BREAKFAST’
Manege Central Exhibition Hall
1 Isaakiyevskaya Ploshchad, St.Petersburg, Russia
7 November 2018, 10:30-12:00
MIND THE GAP!
Developing museum concepts using production design methods / Co-creational concept development – mind the possible gaps between museum, building architect and exhibition designer / Think, create and develop from inside out / The way to St. Petersburg – highlights from more than 25 years in exhibition design.
A warm welcome to Marie Engelhardt Sjögreen, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period October – January 2019. The internship spans Marie’s seventh semester at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.
Kvorning Design & Communication is invited to create a concept for the 3rd Biennale of Museum Design, St Petersburg, Russia, on Nov 9-Dec 19, 2018.
Kvorning’s vision for ‘The Dutch House. Dreams of Peter the Great’ at the world famous Peterhof State Museum-Reserve is to tell the story of Peter the Great. How he picked inspiration on ship building, architecture and city planning from Holland. The concept brings not only the precious artefacts from the summer castle Mon Plaisir into the unique White Hall at the main palace. It also recreates fragments of the interior and together with lighting design and projections it creates the dreamy scene.
In 2014, Kvorning Design & Communication also participated in the Biennale working on the exhibition at the Museum of the City Sculpture.
A warm welcome to Larissa Streule, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period September 2018 – February 2019. The internship spans Larissa’s fifth semester of Communication Design in Constance, Germany.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins in invited competition exhibition concept about one of Norway’s foremost landscape painters, the romanticist painter Hans Gude (1825-1903), for Sorenskrivergården in Nes in Hallingdal.
How Do We Make Museums Better? Mind The Gap!
Arne Kvorning is looking very much forward to sharing experiences and challenges on working with Danish and international museums and ‘starchitects’ … Mind The Gap! as speaker at IMCC 2018 in Berlin on November 11-13, 2018!
Excited to discuss the ultimate question further: How Do We Make Museums Better? See you in Berlin in November!
For more information: http://www.museum.construction/agenda/
Kvorning Design & Communication is the winner in an invited ideas competition for a permanent new exhibition about the global energy and climate challenge for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger.
Kvorning’s winning proposal will be developed and elaborated in close dialogue with the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, thereby guaranteeing both the museum and its partners wide-ranging influence over the concept, content and form of the exhibition.
“We’re pleased to once again be set to collaborate with Kvorning Design & Communication on the realization of a very exciting and important exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Kvorning’s concept has been chosen because, in an incredibly effective way, it takes the exhibition space as its basis and shows how it can be used in its own right to convey the message of the exhibition. We’re looking forward to a close and fruitful collaboration and are confident that together we will arrive at a thought-provoking and interesting exhibition about the greatest challenge of our age: the energy and climate problem, with the architecture in the space, the exhibition design and the content together telling the story,” explains Head of Exhibition and Communication at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Anja W. Fremo.
Message conveyed by the space
The shape of the exhibition space forms a natural, opinion-generating component of the facilitation process. A circular exhibition with a central luminous element – an artistically stylized sun, globe or something completely different—that remains to be seen from the dialogue that emerges—immediately grabs the attention of visitors young and old, highlighting the importance of adopting a reflective approach to the energy and climate issue.
Now’s the time!
A mixture of analog and digital media gives people of all ages the low-down on fossil energy and renewable energy. Sustainability is a ’must’, but can it meet our needs, we wonder?
Interactive stations are being considered as an introduction to various forms of energy in a number of Norwegian cities, e.g. an interactive station about electricity, which is generated cheaply by Norway’s many hydroelectric power stations. There are many challenges associated with switching to green energy, but at the same time also many dilemmas.
The exhibition (120 sq.m) opens in April 2019 and was won in an invited international competition.
About the Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway, communicates the history of Norwegian oil in architects Lunde & Løvseth’s iconic setting. Since the museum opened in 1999, the Petroleum Museum has consolidated its position as the country’s key arena for research, documentation and facilitation of the contemporary history of Norway as an oil nation. The museum has some 100,000 visitors a year.
New Publication Ready Now – ‘Looking Ahead 2018-2024: Handbook of Future US and Canadian Museum and Heritage Projects’ – MuseumINSIDER has been working together with the UK’s Department of International Trade to help UK museum and heritage suppliers identify opportunities and export to North America. One of the tools is this free E book profiling 65 museum and heritage projects across the US and Canada … with budgets totaling over $12.5 billion, scheduled to be completed within six years!
Graphic design by Kvorning Design & Communication
Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums + Heritage 2018 Show at Olympia London on 16-17 May!
Visit our stand F6 for at chat about exhibition design, interior design and graphic artwork!
Kvorning Design & Communication has masterminded the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum’s new 150 sq.m permanent exhibition, ‘Evidence in Rock’, about Alta’s world heritage, rock art, which has opened in Alta in Finnmark county, Norway.
A modern, interactive exhibition about the rock art of Alta, which includes UNESCO-protected rock carvings and rock paintings made approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. Alta has Northern Europe’s largest occurrence of rock art from the hunter-gatherer society. It constitutes the most important evidence of settlements and human activity so far north during prehistoric times. And as a result it was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list as early as 1985.
The exhibition offers plenty of interaction and entertainment for everyone. Here, for example, visitors young and old can sculpt out a rock carving, go exploring in the history of Alta in the ’Landscape Game’ and generate luminescent rock carvings in the dark by lamplight. ‘Evidence in Rock’ offers experiences and activities that will wow, inform, generate debate and provide food for thought. The exhibition also includes a selfie booth with Northern Lights, buttons and infographics that conjure up and animate the magic of the spirit world of the past.
Harriet Hagan, Manager of the World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum, states:
“With ‘Evidence in Rock’ we invite the public to enjoy experiences, participation and exploration, while at the same time encouraging their curiosity and engagement. The exhibition provides an altogether different experience to previous exhibitions, and visitors will learn about rock art by using both their hands and their heads. The museum has been working on the exhibition for many years, and we are extremely proud that we can now show it off to both the local population and all our visitors.”
The exhibition was won as part of an international competition.
Five teams, including SLA with Johansen Skovsted Architects, Rambøll and Kvorning Design & Communication as sub-consultants and Morten D.D. Hansen as consultant, have been selected for the project competition for Natural Park Amager. We are very much looking to the working on the team and the competition!
Are you an architecture or design master’s student? And would you like to explore whether installation art, exhibition design and spaces is your thing? Then check this out! Kvorning is looking for interns!
Kvorning Design & Communication in Copenhagen is looking for creative master’s students with a passion for doing competition work and design tasks in Denmark and internationally, in places such as Norway, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
As an intern with Kvorning at Njalsgade 21E on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen you will build lots of valuable experience while carrying out fun and exciting projects! Together, we create magical spaces and moments.
Send us a short description of yourself, examples of visualisations and a few lines on your preferred software and platforms. We work with the Adobe suite, particularly PS. Rhino is a common platform for all our 3D’s. Vray, Keyshot and FormZ are also part of the software package.
Send your application and portfolio to Arne Kvorning: firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 May 2018, and we’ll be in touch!
Exhibition design lectures by Arne Kvorning, senior exhibition designer MDD, architect MAA – info/booking +45 41 13 17 41 / email@example.com
MIND THE GAP!
‘It is crucial with a well-established co-creational process. Then people listen to each other. Respect each other’s knowledge and backgrounds.’
BRINGING SPACE DRAMATICALLY TO LIFE
‘Develop your sense of room and space, be precise in your use of the many different means of expression – be interested and open to a lot of different themes and knowledge. Be open, and listen carefully …’
MAGIC PLACES AND MOMENTS
‘Exhibition design is very different from working with architecture. Exhibitions should tell stories through artefacts, interpretation, and scenography.’
EXHIBITION DESIGN: FROM CONCEPT TO EXHIBITION
‘Focus on concept development and co-creation between museums and designers. The full process from concept to exhibition.’
As of 1 May 2018 Kvorning Design & Communication will also be present in Aarhus – Sydhavnsgade 7 2nd floor, 8000 Aarhus C.
‘Bringing Space Dramatically to Life’. Interview with senior exhibition designer and architect MAA MDD, Arne Kvorning, Kvorning Design & Communication, on museum and exhibition design, Informatica Museologica 48, 2017 (issued April 2018), Museum Documentation Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.
Kvorning Design & Communication together with Norwegian partner Vindfang are prequalified for the concept, exhibition and interior design competition regarding the new fishfarming visitor center at The Norwegian Fisheries Museum in Bergen.
Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums+Heritage Show 2018 – stand F6 – at Olympia, London, on May 16-17.
Welcome to Josefine Willadsen, our new office girl-filing clerk-chef who joined us on 1 April 2018.
Josefine has studied Social Sciences in Brussels after her upper-secondary examination in social sciences from Roskilde Gymnasium in 2016 and will now be keeping all of us at Njalsgade 21E in check until she will start studying at the University of Copenhagen in September.
Kvorning Design & Communication is responsible for the concept, design and production of the Danfoss Museum’s new permanent exhibition, ‘Mads and his dreams’, about the founder, Mads Clausen (1905-1966). Set on his native farm in Als, the exhibition takes its cue from Mads’s ability to dream throughout his life. From pure imagination and fervent desire during his boyhood, through inspiration and creativity in his youth, to concrete goals for the future during adulthood.
‘Mads and his dreams’ brings to life the tale of a person who is capable of dreaming, setting himself goals and accomplishing them. A narrative device with conscious dramatic art, light, sound and projections. The rooms of the farm create filmic backdrops to the anecdotes. A poetic and unconstrained layer that underpins the narrative. Displays operate on sight-lines and axes, positioning central experiences and points de vues at the end of them, with one room thereby introducing the next. In parallel with Mads’s life story and Danfoss’s development, the rooms and the stories unfurl – ups and downs – joys and sorrows.
Kvorning Design & Communication and the Norwegian Vindfang have won the competition for an exhibition concept about Norway’s second-largest export business, the aquaculture industry, for the Coastal Museum under the museum complex at Sør-Trøndelag in Norway. The concept of ’The Pioneers’ takes as its inspiration the tales of the initiative-takers ’from the fish-farming heartland’. Who were they? What did they think? How did they advance by trial and error? What proved successful? And what did they learn?
At Hitra, on an island just off Trondheim, it’s all about salmon. Here, fish eggs are fertilized, matured and hatched in fresh water. Here young salmonids grow to full size in the floating fish-rearing cages of the sea. And here at the Coastal Museum’s Sandstad Department they are harvested. So this is the obvious location to convey the history of the Norwegian fish-farming industry, and to let 24 pioneers tell you about their contribution to the development of Norway’s second-largest export trade.
Kvorning and Vindfang’s concept conveys Norwegian fish-farming history from 1970 to the present day through three major narratives: The local history, with animation of Hitra and the area; the national history of the pioneers along the coast from Finnmark to Vestfold, through wall panels, photos, interactive screens, short texts, objects in display cases, light and sound; and the history of the salmon and the industry as a reworked 360-degree show with moving pictures and natural sounds in Aegir’s Hall: the octagonal cinema. Silhouettes of the 24 pioneers reflect the dynamics. Past and present.
The concept was won in a competition, with Kvorning Design & Communication and Vindfang from Hitra teaming up to secure international experience for the assignment combined with a local presence. Head of Department Magnar Ansnes from the Coastal Museum at Hitra justifies the winner concept thus:
“Kvorning and Vindfang’s exhibition concept is both self-mediating and well suited to larger groups with a guide. The overall look of the concept works well, just as the route around it is self-evident. The re-purposing of existing installations by the team, e.g. in Aegir’s Hall, frees up resources and gives us more room for manoeuvre. And finally, the team’s excellent control of the light is a feature to which the museum attributes great importance.”
Kvorning Design & Communication is involved in a range of exciting Russian exhibition projects. In Moscow, the team and four other international exhibition designers have been selected to re-think and renew the exhibits at one of the city’s biggest and most famous museums. Simultaneous with that, Kvorning will develop a concept for a new minority museum. In St Petersburg, the team is in the process of developing four new museum projects spanning a range of themes, including war, shipbuilding, sport and climate issues.
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In recent years, Kvorning Design & Communication has developed, designed and produced exhibition solutions for 32 museums across Norway, from Alta in the north to Stavanger in the south.
Norwegian Road Museum, Lillehammer, Vega World Heritage Center, Vega, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, Bamble Municipality, Smietangen, Langesund, Grimstad Bys Museer, Grimstad, World Heritage Norway; eight locations, Oslo Public Library, Oslo, Armed Forces Museum of Norway, four locations, Bjørneparken Predator Centre, Flå, Hallingdal, Borgny Svalastog, web and book design, Ivar Aasen-Tunet, Hovdebygda, Helgeland Museum, Mosjøen, The Hamsun Centre, Hamarøy – competition project, Marianne Heier, Bergen, Mjøsmuseum, Gjøvik, Museums in Sør-Trøndelag, Trondheim, Museum Nord, several locations, Nasjonalbiblioteket in Mo i Rana, Nordland Museum/Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum, Bodø, Nordlysattraksjonen AS, Alta – competition project, Norwegian Mining Museum, Kongsberg, Norwegian Glacier Museum, Fjærland, Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo, World Heritage Rock Art Center, Alta Museum IKS, Alta, Nord University, Bodø, Petter Dass Museum, Alstahaug, Ringve Music Museum, Ringve, Saltdal Municipality, Rognan, Sør-Troms Museum, Harstad, SKREI, Lofoten – competition project.
In recent years, Kvorning Design & Communication has strived to extend its activities significantly across Danish borders. So far the strategy has resulted in a boom of activities in Norway. Since our first Norwegian project – Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug – Kvorning has developed, designed and produced exhibition solutions for 32 museums across Norway, from Alta in the north to Stavanger in the south. Denmark obviously remains Kvorning’s core market, but projects abroad account for an increasing number of design assignments. Partnerships and projects are currently in the works, under development or being completed in: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China and the USA.
Lennart Skjødt, 48, has been named head of operations of the Kvorning Design & Kommunikation studio, effective 1 February 2018. Prior to that, Lennart spent 15 months as senior project manager at the studio.
Lennart will be responsible for operations of the design business segment, including resourcing, HR and administration. The appointment is part of Kvorning’s restructuring strategy to consolidate and strengthen the organization at home and abroad.
A warm welcome to Pernille Løgstrup Iversen, 21, who is the new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication in the period February – June 2018.
The internship spans a semester of Pernille’s Master’s program “Furniture, space and object” at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen.
Kvorning Design & Communication beats off international competition and wins the contract for the design of a world heritage exhibition about ‘Wildy, beautiful Vega’ commissioned by Vega Verdensarvsenter AS.
The concept of the exhibition is inspired by the rich cultural landscape of the Vega archipelago and forms an abstract retelling of the archipelago’s contrasting landscape with steep mountain sides and flat islands just above sea level. The interior will refer to the typography of the islands and the unique production of eider down, reflective acrylic plates will symbolise the Northern Lights and the selection of colours and materials will be inspired by the wooden houses and churches of Vega.
Vega is one of the world’s most fascinating archipelagos. More than 230 bird species, eiders in particular, thrive on the 6,500 islands, islets and rocks. Through 1,500 years the fishermen and farmers of Vega have lived sustainably in this inhospitable, maritime landscape close to the polar circle thanks to their unique either down harvesting. This is also why Vega’s cultural landscape was inscribed on UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2004.
Vega Verdensarvsenter will open to the public in the autumn of 2018 but the official opening will take place in 2019.
Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017 Show in Manchester on 16-18 November!
Visit our stand 23 for a chat about exhibition design, interior design and graphic artwork! Enjoy our on-stand demos on Thursday, 14.15 and Friday, 11.15 – ‘The Big Apple’ – Do you need an exhibition concept? Maybe a 3.5m big apple, a full-size shark or dino? Come to find out how Kvorning can help!
Kvorning Design & Communication attends IMCC, The International Museum Construction Congress in Copenhagen on November 5-7, 2017 as sponsor and speaker.
Passionate about exhibition, architect and senior exhibition designer Arne Kvorning will elaborate on the important collaboration among client, curators, planners, architects – and the exhibition designers. The museum is constructed to house an exhibition – so let us work together from the start. Remember the exhibitions!
Kvorning Design & Communication lands a contract with the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum IKS in Alta, Norway for a permanent exhibition about the rock art of Alta named ’Evidence in rock’.
Alta has the biggest known collection of rock carvings dating back to the hunter-gatherer society. The rock art includes both rock carvings and rock paintings crafted 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. The carvings are the primary evidences of settlements and human activities this far North during prehistoric time. Due to this fact, the rock art of Alta was listed as a cultural heritage on UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1985.
’Evidence in rock’ offers lots of interaction and entertainment for the entire family. The 150 m2 exhibition will open during the summer of 2018.
Sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East region is on the agenda in week 44.
Kvorning Design & Communication participates in 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East in Dubai as supporting partner, speaker and exhibitor with LEGO minifigures like last year. Ready to network!
More info about the conference here – https://culturaltourismme.iqpc.ae/
The Prison Museum in Horsens made it to the finals and top ten in The Luigi Micheletti Awards presented by The European Museum Academy at this year’s ceremony hosted in Skopje, Macedonia. The jury’s motivation was that the Prison Museum has contributed to making Horsens, a former prison town, a positive experience and the jury also praised the authentic prison narratives. In total 32 museums were competing for the The Luigi Micheletti Award.
The Prison Museum also fighted head to head in the finals at the museum business’ world championships, The Best in Heritage 2017, at the annual global conference taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Making the finals and being appointed as one of Europe’s 10 most influential museums this year, is a great achievement both for the Prison Museum and for exhibition designers Kvorning Design & Communication! Big congratulations to the Prison Museum and everybody on board the team!
Museum Documentation Centre in Zagreb has invited Arne Kvorning to share Kvorning Design & Communication’s experiences with international exhibition concepts with special focus on the Prison Museum in Horsens and dissemination of world heritages in general.
On the themes ’Magic places and magic moments/ Behind bars’ Arne Kvorning speaks about the importance of close collaborations between the exhibition designer and the museum at all stages of the process- from initial idea to final visitor experience. He also speaks about finding a base in the content and let the story and the vision influence the concept and the form. The Prison Museum’s exhibition, ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ and lots of international cultural heritage projects, from Norway to Qatar, will be presented as case stories.
When LEGO House, the toy company’s brand-new experience centre in LEGO hometown Billund, opens on 28. September 2017 – Kvorning Design & Communication has a finger in the pie. In close collaboration with LEGO, Kvorning has designed and produced the ‘History Collection’ which showcases all the highlights since 1932.
In a continuous, close collaboration with the LEGO Group’s ever so committed and inspired employees within the historic branch, Kvorning Design and Communication has designed and developed the exhibitions for the History Collection in the base of the LEGO House; a new 12,000 square metre experience centre in LEGO’s home town Billund.
Explore childhood memories
As grown-ups and kids head down the stairs, or descend by the elevator, into the basement and the ‘History Collection’, they are welcomed by a 2 x 2 metre logotype. The visitors will explore their own childhood through the gems of the exhibition: LEGO products will convey the company’s long history though significant milestones, drawings and models. Here is everything a true Lego fan could possibly imagine. Of course, there are also animations of kids playing in classic scenarios, familiar to most visitors either from themselves or their kids.
LEGO® models and boxes through decades
Halfway through the collection visitors will see a light which lures them into a room resembling the interior of a giant LEGO brick. The room features an exhibition of original LEGO models and boxes through decades. Regardless of age, anyone can find a cherished LEGO box, either as a physical model or on the interactive table displaying more than 5,000 LEGO boxes. In two, big round showcases and along the walls are hundreds of original models and boxes on display to stir dear memories. ‘History Collection’ is a true treasury which will steal your heart and mind.
Kvorning Design & Communication is to design a permanent exhibition at the new King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. The Saudi Culture and Heritage Gallery is opening in Dhahran in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in early 2018. The first exhibition for the Saudi Culture and Heritage Gallery addresses the question “What does it mean to be a Saudi?”
The contract for the exhibition was won in an international competition and includes design development stages from concept though detail design and content development.
About the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture – Ithra – is an initiative by Saudi Aramco, the national oil Company of Saudi Arabia, to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an architectural design competition in 2007, the Norwegian firm Snøhetta was selected to design this prestigious cultural facility in Dhahran. The center contains cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive. Its substantial exhibition hall hosts large-scale travelling exhibitions, as well as providing the setting for events, banquets and conferences.www.kingabdulazizcenter.com
The Prison Museum in Horsens has been nominated for two major, international awards which will be given out at ceremonies in Croatia and Macedonia this week: The Luigi Micheletti Award, which EMA, The European Museum Academy awards an European museum which communicate European history of the 20th century in an innovative way, and Best in Heritage 2017, which is the European Heritage Association’s award for influential projects.
Last year the Prison Museum received the Museums+Heritage Award 2016 for best international exhibition and The InAVation Award 2016 for Europe’s best AV-based storytelling.
Setting off in 2012, Kvorning Design & Communication and The Prison Museum in Horsens have been collaborating closely on concept development, exhibition design and implementation. The transformation of Horsens State Penitentiary into one of the world’s foremost prison museums has been carried out in four stages from 2012 to 2017.
Welcome to Sofie Tjæreborg Clausen, our new assistant per September 1, 2017. Sofie graduated from Christianshavns Gymnasium’s Natural Science Programme in June.
This year Kvorning’s annual field trip took us to sunny Brussels and Rotterdam. An inspiring and well-adjusted programme included visits to Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Parlamentarium, House of European History, ADAM, Atomium, Train World, Museum Rotterdam, Belasting & Douane Museum, Maritiem Museum and cosy restaurants and bars with lovely food, Belgian beer, wine and drinks.
The other day HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited the exhibitions at the Maritimt Kulturcenter Mariagerfjord at Hobro Harbour.
Hobro Shipyard, the oldest working shipyard for wooden vessels in Denmark, provides an authentic setting for the dissemination of the maritime cultural heritage of Denmark and the shipbuilding traditions of the area which date back to the age of Harald Bluetooth.
Kvorning Design & Communication has designed the exhibition and produced dissemination materials – indoors and outdoors – signage, lighting and more. The beautiful building sitting on the shoreline of Mariager Fjord was designed by E+N Arkitektur, Århus. The exhibition, consecrated on the Danish constitution day 2016, was produced in close collaboration with the enthusiastic volunteers of Hobro shipyard.
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger and Kvorning Design & Communication launch a new exhibition, Deep Secrets, about petroleum geology. The concept features a distinctive key idea accompanied by stunningly grand visual effects and offer facts and knowledge in a pioneering form.
The new exhibition at the Petroleum Museum, Deep Secrets, is pure Jules Vernes! Indeed! Focusing on exploration, activities and drama, lots of challenges for hearts and minds, areas with both analogue and digital attractions which stimulate collaboration, learning and play, the exhibition appeals to 12-year olds in particular – and thus involves entire families.
200 million years ago
’Deep Secrets’ explains why there is so much oil and gas embedded in the seabed off the Norwegian shores. The visitors will embark on a journey taking them 200 million years back in time to find out how algae that absorbed energy from the sunlight, sank to the bottom and were transformed into oil and gas by slow, geological processes, can give us energy today. We hope and believe that this undertaking will become the new attraction at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Our goal is to entice our visitors’ curiosity with new, exciting dissemination, grand design and a brand new, powerful architectonic element within the museum’, says Anja W. Fremo, Head of Exhibition and Communication at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
The design is inspired by oil and the sea. Two big, billowing walls stand as a moving stream that cuts through the exhibition space, the underwater and the underground. When you move in between the walls you will face a subsea universe with a 360⁰ 3D-narrative in moving images illustrating the oil formation process. The surfaces of the walls display facts as well as interactive elements.
Learn and play
’Deep Secrets’ have been developed through a close collaboration between The Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication. The joint efforts have resulted in a concept with both analogue and digital types of dissemination and interactive elements. They blend smoothly together and convert technically difficult questions and problems into simple and useful knowledge thus combining education and entertainment in a playful way.
The exhibition opens to the public on 31 May 2017 and was won in an invited competition.
The Prison Museum in Horsens, Museum of Horsens and Kvorning Design & Communication open the new permanent exhibition ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ telling the tale of Carl August Lorentzen’s escape from a Danish state penitentiary just before Christmas 1949. The getaway was sign of exceptional willpower and an incredible tour de force which shouldn’t have been possible.
’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ tells the story of how Carl August Lorentzen escaped from the state penitentiary in Horsens just before Christmas in 1949. Sentenced to a strict long-term punishment and being in love trouble, he found the willpower to overcome the impossible barriers. On his own, almost every night for eleven months, Lorentzen dug an 18-metre-long tunnel towards light and freedom. He let a note saying: Where there’s a will, there’s a way!’ However, the taste of freedom only lasted for eight days.
A reconstruction of the tunnel
Trough interactive, analogue and digital means, the exhibition ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ depicts elements of Carl August Lorentzen’s upbringing, placements, love life and prison sentences – and in particular, his breakout from the prison in 1949. Visitors can experience the prison department and the cell where Lorentzen served his sentence 68 years ago. Here, one can also get a closer look at the tunnel, which has been reconstructed from photos, drawings, archaeological excavations and interrogation protocols. A projection on the wall of the tunnel shows Lorentzen digging, giving an impression of the massive effort and will power it took to break the ground using only chisels and counterfeit keys.
Re-enactment of Lorentzen’s getaway
The new exhibition takes the storyline and the dramaturgic and scenographic effects successfully set up by the other sections of the exhibition a huge step further. The escape tunnel will make visitors feel that they are very close to Lorentzen during his attempted flight.
The exhibitions of the Prison museum have received tremendous international attention the last years and have won several awards; e.g. Museums+Heritage Award 2016 for best international exhibition and InAVation Award 2016 for best European AV-based storytelling. The exhibition has received funds from the Nordea-foundation.
MUSEUMS+HERITAGE SHOW 2017, LONDON. 17+18 MAY 2017 AT WEST HALL, OLYMPIA, STAND F6.
Speech by Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: “Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar”.
Workshop run by Kvorning Design & Communication and 10 Tons: “How to create a 3.5 meter large apple”.
The new family attraction of the Danish Nature Agency at Kongskilde Nature centre opened on 30. April 2017. The centre serves as a portal to the beautiful, hilly landscape of central Zealand with lakes and forests almost at its doorstep. Kvorning Design & Communication designed the exhibition.
Kongskilde Nature centre is a fine exhibition filled to the brim with nature. The natural theme extends to materials and colours with interior details such as posters in birch veneer and green linoleum floors. Young and adult visitors are prepared for the sensory nature and culture experiences outdoors by an abundance of analogue and electronical offers.
Kvorning Design & Communication has supplied concept and exhibition design in collaboration with the Danish Nature Agency. Kongskilde Nature Centre close to Sorø offers lots of experiences for families and features both classic and interactive dissemination. The exhibition utilizes the space optimally and presents fine posters, mounted animals, exploration buttons and a seek-and-find-corner where kids and adults can contribute to the exhibition, upload their own photos at Kongskildes Facebook-page or just hang out.
Project assistant Elly Andersen, the Danish Nature Agency, says –
’We are thrilled to show our visitors the new nature centre. The area is fantastic to explore and features lovely nature experiences and interesting narratives. The exhibition also shares good stories and show how the whole family can discover those gems on their own. Eight thematic trails stretching 1 to5 km through the hilly landscape will take young and adult explorers into the heart of central Zealand’.
Kvorning’s address in Norway has been changed to –
Kvorning Design & Communication ApS
NO: c/o Alliance AS · Billingstadsletta 19 A · 1396 Billingstad
Congratulations once again Horsens Prison Museum, this time awarded second prize in the competition Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris 2017.
Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris emphasizes and praises new, innovative, surprising and alternative ways to disseminate history and cultural heritage – ways which make them reach a broader audience.
The committee motivates the Prison Museum’s second prize with the following statement:
“The museum relates to a greater perspective, not only including the society, the offender and the sanctions but also the stories behind; for instance, how imprisonment of one parent affects families and children. Five additional sections at the museum’s exhibition, new website content and last, but not least, a Twitter-profile which focuses on the current debate on the rule of law and how we relate to those who have wronged society.”
Congratulations also to the winners Øhavsmuseet Faaborg and Anders Olling and Erik Havsteen landing the third prize. 19 contributions were nominated in total.
The new temporary exhibition ’The Compartment of Dreams’ at The Danish Railway Museum exploring the Danes’ train journeys abroad is designed by Kvorning Design & Communication. The exhibition features both journeys in luxurious blue Wagons-Lits carriages destined for iconic destinations and the haphazardly Interrail journeys in the worn-down, red carriages of DSB. The two different ways of travel were both offered by Danish travel agencies in the beginning of the 1970’ies.
’The Compartment of Dreams’ is a poetic exhibition which aims to make the visitors dream themselves; to put the everyday hassle behind and indulge themselves for a short moment. Hence, the 400 m2 exhibition space is structured like a train journey; before, under and after – the preparations with the travel agency, travel packing checklists and foreign currencies, the compartments, meals and dreams and finally arriving at Gare du Nord and the city of cities: Paris.
The essence of the journey
To ensure top-class experiences, the artefacts of the exhibition have been carefully selected and have been limited to an absolute minimum. Aiming to capture the essence and the mood of the journeys and, at the same time, provide a calm and spacious setting that stimulates contemplation. Uniform backgrounds streamline the expression and secures a consistent context across the setting while interactive and analogue features complement each other across the exhibition.
’The Compartment of Dreams’ opens at The Danish Railway Museum in Odense, Denmark on 18. March 2017.
The Association of Danish Museums (ODM / March 2017) presents the article ‘The compartment of Dreams’ about the Danish Railway Museum’s special exhibition about the Danes’ railway journeys abroad, which Kvorning Design & Communication has co-created. The exhibition opens 18 March – Take a trip to Odense and buy your ticket for the Wagon-Lits or Interrail. Enjoy your holiday and happy reading.
Kvorning Design & Communication often participates in museum conferences in Denmark and abroad. With exhibition stands, and as speakers sharing our insights on exhibition design, interpretation of cultural heritage, cultural tourism etc.
National Trust, Hardwick Hall, England. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to enliven old buildings with special attention to cultural and world heritages’. February 2017
Arctic Design Week, Rovaniemi, Finland. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to create excellent customer experience with design’. 23-24 February 2017
ODM Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. Exhibition stand. 7 March 2017
Museums+Heritage Show 2017, London, England. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. May 2017
Best in Heritage 2017, Dubrovnic, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘The transformation of Horsens State Prison to state of the art prison museum’. 28-30 September 2017
Museum Documentation Centre, Zagreb, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. 2 October 2017
2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East, Dubai, UAE. ‘How can you attract visitors to your cultural attractions?’ Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Bring back life … Storytelling through scenography and exhibition design’. Exhibition stand. 1-2 November 2017
Museums Association Show, Manchester, UK. Exhibition stand. 16-17 November 2017
International Museum Construction Congress 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Remember the exhibitions. Co-operation between exhibition designers and museums when conceptualizing new museums’. 5 November 2017.
Contact Gitte Olsson, email@example.com for conference bookings, museum organizations’ network meetings etc.
When the bells ring out at midnight and 2017 sets off, Kvorning Design & Communication can formally celebrate 25 years in the exhibition business. Designing and producing exhibitions around the globe, Arne Kvorning’s journey took off in 1992. Later forming one of the biggest Danish and Nordic teams working on the international scene, his line-up has now made it into the league of the world’s 10 most influential exhibition design agencies.
The upcoming New Year’s Eve is a historic milestone for Kvorning Design & Communication and marks 25 years in the exhibition business. Since 1992 the Copenhagen based exhibition team has created magic rooms and moments for people in more than 50 countries around the globe. Blending architecture, narration and design, vivid and vibrant exhibitions are formed, and by means of dramaturgic effects and narrative techniques from film production the agency’s modern dissemination captivate audiences worldwide.
Delphi, Dover, Dubai …
The Kvorning team design exhibitions of any kind; simple or complex, big or small. Keeping the doors open, over the years the design jobs have become bigger and more advanced and the invitations to tender for the world’s biggest exhibition assignments arrive with increasing frequency. Right now the team is working on several major projects: At Shannxi History Museum in Xi’an, China, Kvorning is designing a touring exhibition around a series of inaccessible, underground tombs with unique frescos from the Tang dynasty through virtual reality, animations and movies. Kvorning is also designing for the visitor centre at Greece’s largest bauxite mine for The Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park in Delphi. A few years ago Kvorning conceptualized, designed and installed one of English Heritage’s most popular tourist attractions, Dover Secret Wartime Tunnels. Here Kvorning won the competition for the exhibition telling the tale of how approximately 400 000 allied soldiers were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk during WW2. This operation was masterminded and organized in the tunnel system reaching far into the white cliffs of Dover. In Dubai and other emirates several interesting competitions are ongoing. In Norway, one of Kvorning’s key markets, the team is working on designs for Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norsk Jektefartsmuseum at Bodø and no less than eight Norwegian world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. The agency is indeed also producing for their home market; recently the Prison Museum in Horsens, which Kvorning revitalized with storytelling, projections, interactive elements, light, sounds and smells, was awarded several international prizes. Last week Kvorning finished in a very honorary second place in fierce competition with nine international exhibition designers as Lead Exhibition Designer for the exhibitions at the world’s largest archaeological museum, Grand Egyptian Museum, in Cairo.
Kvorning Design & Communication enters collaboration with Museo Fisogni in Tradate, Italy, and will create concept for an international travelling exhibition featuring the museum’s unique collection of complete inventories from old filling stations; i.e. vintage fuel dispensers, enamel plates, iconic Italian poster art, merchandise and more. The Museum is featured in Guinness Book of Records for having the world’s most comprehensive collection of these amazing artefacts – now the artefacts, their history and the smell of gasoline will reach an international audience, too.
Kvorning Design & Communication lands a second place in the competition for the role as Lead Exhibition Designer for an enormous, international exhibition assignment – 93 000 m2 of exhibitions, equalling almost 19 football fields – for The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt after a secret run up during the last year.
The Grand Egyptian Museum is nothing less than the world’s biggest archaeological museum and once finalized it will also be the world’s largest museum in all genres. Kvorning lands an honorary second place and while the contract was won by Atelier Brückner, Germany. The world’s top 10 exhibition designers were invited to the competition. In the competition process ten became five, then three… Finally, two agencies were put to the test and after three interviews and negotiation rounds in Cairo during the last twelve months, the winner was elected.
“Usually we are not proud of second places, but this silver medal is an exception. We are extremely proud to receive it, even if first places are the only thing that counts in this game. So, our warmest congratulations to Atelier Brückner in Berlin – and thanks for the game”, says Arne Kvorning.
Henegan Peng Architects, Ireland has designed the museum which is being built north of the pyramids. The museum is planned to open in 2018.
Lennart Skjødt joins Kvorning Design & Communication as new project manager on November 1, 2016. Lennart has previously worked with Cool Grey, Exponent, Stougaard, Gramstrup Design, NNE etc. We are convinced that our clients and our team will benefit his experience within our field and look forward to have him on board for future international projects.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins a tender issued by Kongskilde Nature Centre with an audience-centered concept – adults as well as children, nature-lovers and active people, visitors and residents – and combine sensory experiences with learning.
‘The concept meets our desire for an exhibition which engages the audience and give people an experience while it also features lots of classic dissemination,’ argues The Nature Agency, unit Storstrøm.
Kvorning is going underground again! We are thrilled to share the good news from Delphi, Greece: “I am in the very pleasant position to announce that our cooperation was approved by the board. Kvorning Design & Communication was agreed to undertake the Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park project”. Thus we will soon be working on new exhibitions underground and above at Greece’s largest bauxite mine located close to Delphi.
Kvorning Design & Communication signs cooperation agreement with Shaanxi History Museum and China Art Collection Cultural Development in Xi’an, China and will develop an international travelling exhibition for the exceptional wall paintings of the Tang Dynasty tombs.
Once Denmark’s biggest hydropower plant, now a cultural heritage and family attraction, Harteværket Visitorcentre, Kolding, was opened by Danish minister of energy, utilities and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt.
Kvorning Design & Communication has provided the exhibition concept, design manuals, signage and dissemination concept. Both concepts and materials have been developed in close collaboration with the staff and management at Harteværket, as well as NIRAS and Baumann Boe-Whitehorn Arkitekter.
Still producing electricity, Harteværket is indeed an authentic setting. In the magnificent old turbine hall and the fascinating basement with its huge, red pipes, both grownups and kids can observe how water is turned into electricity. The centre also features a water playground which lets the little ones play and explore the subject on their own terms.
We bid our new assistant Solvej Kørner Brekling, 19, welcome. Solvej loves to cook food for lots of people.
We bid Kvorning’s new intern Alecsander Glerup Larsen, 21, welcome. Alecsander will spend five months, i.e. September 2016 – January 2017 with us, before returning to the Technical University of Denmark.
Together with AART architects, SLA, Ramboll and Kvorning Design & Communication have won the competition to extend Filmby Aarhus and transform it into a creative hub, not only for filmmakers, but for the entire city of Aarhus. The competition was launched in March by Filmby Aarhus and Aarhus Municipality in order to promote a positive development of the film city and add new qualities and experiences to the area where Aarhus harbour meets the city centre.
“The task opens up new opportunities to strengthen the film city’s status as a creative catalyst in Aarhus. By turning the film city inside out and bringing it to eye level with the surrounding city, we aim to create an eventful public venue while promoting new forms of cooperation – all with a focus on creating an integrated creative hub as an active and attractive part of the city,” says Anders Tyrrestrup, a partner at AART architects.
Kvorning Design & Communication wins the assignment to do a sketch project with initial blueprints which outline a new coastal heritage centre, Horisont, at Smietangen in Langesund in southern Norway. Horisont is intended to visualize the links between the residents and coast in the past, present and future.
Life on the coast
The exhibition offers visual and sensory experiences of how the coastal regions influence us as individuals. Visitors will be able to experience the unique nature up close and get fascinating insights in the coastal heritage of Southern Norway.
In shape of a 500 m2 multi-purpose building, the centre will feature a fish restaurant, exhibition and suitable activities.
Kvorning takes part in the international museum conference ICOM 2016 in Milan 3-9 July.
Welcome to our stand at 5B, we are looking forward to discuss exhibition design with you!
The concept ‘The secrets of the sea’ landed Kvorning Design & Communication the contract for a new exhibition about petroleum geology at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in invited competition. The project proposal will give the Stavanger museum a new iconic element – an exhibition with a stunningly grand visual effect – which lure both youngsters and adults far down beneath the seabed.
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum’s new exhibition features science, activities and drama – pure Jules Vernes – as the working title of the winning concept ’The secrets of the sea’ suggests. In all parts of the exhibition hearts, brains and muscles of both children and grown-ups will be put to test. Zones with analogue and digital activities encourage collaborations, learning and play. This approach will surely appeal to the primary target group of the exhibition – 12 year old boys and girls – and most likely the rest of the families too.
Pedagogic substance and innovative wow-effect
“We see that Kvorning Design & Communication has understood the task and delivered a very resilient, well-reasoned and appealing concept. They unite wow-effect with the possibility of gaining facts and knowledge in an innovative design.” … “Our decision is based on what we think will make it possible to open a new exhibition about petroleum geology, with pedagogical substance and innovative wow-effect that will be strong enough to boost The Norwegian Petroleum Museum not only in 2017, but in many, many years to come.”
Whirlpool or gigantic wave
The design of the exhibition is inspired by the sea; travelling in the sea and along the seabed. A shape of a whirlpool or a gigantic wave pursues the theme inspired by tornadoes, the eyes of hurricanes, whirlpools and the human eye. The role of mankind is central: Getting the idea to extract oil from the bottom of the sea, overcoming the technical restrictions that hinder oil finding – and not least – extracting it from the sediments deep, deep down under the seabed.
Working closely with the museum
The new exhibition at The Norwegian Petroleum Museum will be developed in close liaison with Kvorning. By working together the museum will get a perfect starting point for a resourceful, purposeful and dynamic exhibition which incorporates a concept where analogue and digital means of communication actively blend together and turn advanced technical questions and subjects into straightforward and relevant information as well as fun and playful knowledge.
About The Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger conveys the history of the Norwegian petroleum industry in a modern and interactive museum environment. The museum opened in 1999 and has approximately 100,000 visitors each year.
Brorfelde Observatory re-lauches as a discovery centre focusing on astronomy, geology, technology and nature.
Going into the observatory is like entering a time warp. Buildings as well as the exterior remain nearly untouched and present themselves as they were when The University of Copenhagen established the facility in 1953-64.
Kvorning Design & Communication has taken part in making the beautiful buildings come alive and in the presentation of central, authentic stories of the observatory.
On 3 June 2016 Gasmuseet (Museum of Gas Manufacturing ) in the Danish provincial city Hobro opened a housing exhibition in the old ‘Retort house’.
Kvorning Design & Communication has designed a permanent exhibition about housing development through time – and also the forthcoming section about transports, which will be added in a few weeks.
Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication open yet another round of exhibitions in the authentic, rough setting of the former state prison in Horsens. ’The children of the convicts’, ’Discussion room’, ’Convict tales’ and ’Thematic narratives’ offer new dimensions to life behind bars.
Faithful towards the Prison Museum’s mission to be a vivid, influencing museum and the vision of becoming the world’s best prison museum, the exhibition encourages visitors to consider and reflect upon – and even enter a dialogue with – the four themes of the exhibition.
Kvorning’s exhibition concept combines interactive and analogue means to render the reality under lock and key. Moving images, projections, lights, sounds and scents reproduce life in jail and digital as well as analogue discussion forums keep the exhibition up to date.
Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication win second international award – The International Award 2016 at The Museums+Heritage Award Show 18 May 2016 in London.
The judges find Horsens Prison Museum –
“Immersive and a highly personal, emotional experience with sensitive interpretation and a delicate use of different media, this winning project really showed the human story and not just one of the buildings it occupies”.
The trade show InfoSec 2016 at Øksnehallen in Copenhagen is now open. TrendMicro is the main sponsor of the event and Kvorning Design & Communication has designed and delivered the fair exhibition stand as a total enterprise solution.
Located on the island of Strynø in the archipelago of Southern Funen, The Smack and Nature Centre opened to the public on 22 April 2016.
Kvorning Design & Communication’s winning concept, ‘Above the islands and the sea’ is a thematic abstraction, which functions as a stepping stone into the nature and the cultural landscape. On a turnkey contract Kvorning has delivered the permanent exhibition which prepare youngsters as well as adults for intriguing experiences indoors as well as outdoors.